Donald Trump recently met with Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard during his transition process, and tomorrow he’s meeting with a Democratic senator.
North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp is meeting with Trump tomorrow, and she put out this statement in response to the announcement:
JUST IN: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp statement on her Friday meeting with President-elect Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/rcNUDL4RH3
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) December 1, 2016
As for the reason behind the visit, Heitkamp may possibly be up for a Cabinet position:
HEITKAMP tells me she doesn't know why she is meeting with Trump tomorrow – he just asked for the mtg. Does NOT rule out taking a job w him
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 1, 2016
Heitkamp a possibility for cabinet position including Energy Secretary, I'm told.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) December 1, 2016
However, there is one reason she might not take it (or, more accurately, why the Democrats don’t want her to):
Appoint Heitkamp to the cabinet, pull a Democratic incumbent out of a very red Senate seat coming up in 2018.
— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) December 1, 2016
[image via U.S. Congress]
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